THE Euroa Basketball Association had a very successful ladies’ competition with Flames dominating Thunder in the final by winning 65 to 18.
The Flames team featured Marnie Burton, Megan O’Bree, Melinda Watson, Taylah Ellis, Dianne Marin, Jacinta Byers and Teagan Hansen.
The Thunder included Emma Burke, Ada Chessor, Zara Hinss, Jaz Edwards, Maria Jackobsen, Georgia Birch, Michelle Jesser and Abby Williams.
It was the first time some of the young girls from the Thunder team had played as most of these girls usually play netball.
They showed big improvements and had good fun, and of course made it to the grand final.
Marnie Burton won the ‘ Best and Fairest’ for the season with Melinda Watson runners up.
The men also had a great competition this term with the Hornets the victors over ‘2 Live Crew’.
The men’s term four basketball competition was won by Hornets.
This was the second time this year that they had beaten ‘2 Live Crew’ in a grand final.
Hornets scored 48 points to 34, with leading scorers Kobe Black 12, Brayden Frost 12 and Tom Madden 11.
‘2 Live Crew’s Jack Smith was best scorer in that team with 15 individual points.
The game, as typical in this competition, was played in good spirit, with all players doing their best.
The season’s ‘ Best and Fairest’ was won by Brayden Frost with a three way tie for runners up in Scott Watson, Sean Horsburgh and Jacob Hogg.
Brayden was also awarded a C grade referee badge.
Brayden has been referee- ing with Euroa Basketball over a number of years and he is off to university and will hopefully be able to keep ‘ reffing’ with this C grade award.
We wish Brayden luck and thank him for his help covering the umpiring duties throughout the year.
The referees that we get in from Kilmore and Shepparton often comment about the great sportsmanship of players in the competition and so they’re always happy to travel here.
KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY: Brothers, Bryce, Cameron and Brayden Frost, all played together in the winning grand final team.
THRILLED: Marnie Burton was recognised for her efforts in the 2016 ladies’ basketball season by being awarded the ‘Best and Fairest’.
VALUABLE CONTRIBUTION: Brayden Frost was not only the ‘Best and Fairest’ for the men’s competition but in addition he often refereed games.